25 Movie Bloopers That Are Just Unforgiveable

Making a movie is no small production and it’s easy to make mistakes with a project of such a massive size. Here is our list of HUGE mistakes in some of your favorite movies, from getting history mixed up, to dodgy special effects. You'd be amazed at what even some of the best directors such as Quinton Tarantino missed.

The “Endless” Buffet: Pretty Woman

Talk about a continuity mistake! After Vivian spends her first night at the hotel with Edward, she is treated to a breakfast by room service. The shot catches Vivian taking a bite out of a croissant just before the shot cuts back to Edward. Then the shot pans back to Vivian and she’s feasting on half a pancake, but the weird part is that it switches from half a pancake to a whole pancake. Now that’s what you call an “endless” buffet right there!

The Magic Six Shooter: Tombstone

Released in 1993, Tombstone is a gritty cowboy movie starring Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer. There’s a lot of violence and a lot of shooting—maybe even a tad too much. Curly Bill is drunk and he’s shooting up the town. He has a six-shooter in his hand, yet, miraculously, he manages to fire about 10 more bullets than six-shooters could possibly hold without reloading.

The Female Pharoah: The Mummy

Tom Cruise’s 2017 rendition of The Mummy was meant to be a gigantic blockbuster just like the 1999 version starring Brendan Fraser but ended up losing nearly $100 million. Maybe part of that loss was due to the fact that the film’s entire plot was based on a mistake– in ancient Egypt, a princess could never have been chosen as the new Pharoah. If there weren’t any sons to the crown, the title would have moved on to the next male in the family. Ahmet's revenge is, in that case, completely redundant.


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Wet Hair: Dirty Dancing

One of the most memorable, most mimicked, and just plain awesome scenes in movie history is when Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Grey over his head in Dirty Dancing. This 1987 dance drama gave us some great songs and dance moves, and of course, some ludicrous continuity slip-ups. During the last dance of the movie, Swayze goes super cool and jumps off the stage—with a dry head of hair. Next thing you know, his hair is wet and pasted to his forehead. How did that happen?

Movie: Braveheart

Error: In the movie, Mel Gibson’s character wore a kilt. While Scots are known for wearing them, they wouldn’t have been worn in 1300 when the film was set, becoming commonplace in the 1600’s.

Movie: Gladiator

Error: Russell Crowe’s character is called ‘The Spaniard’, which is an Old French word invented in the 1300’s. The researchers must have had a lazy day, as Gladiator is set over a thousand years earlier in 180 AD.

Movie: The Aviator

Error: In one scene in the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character buys chocolate chip cookies. Unfortunately, the writers didn’t realise that these cookies weren’t created until 1930, two years after the movie is set.


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Movie: Gladiator

Error: Oopsy, another gladiatorial error. In one of the scenes, a gas canister is clearly visible in the back of a chariot as it comes crashing to the floor. That take probably should have ended up on the cutting room floor.

Movie: The Dark Knight

Error: I don’t think the Gotham Times has a proofreader working on their staff. Otherwise, they’d have picked up on the ‘hiest’ in their publication.

Movie: 300

Released in 2006, 300 is an American war movie based of Frank Miller’s and Lynn Varley’s comic series. The movie and the comics revolve around wars that took place in 400 BC. In the film, one army has access to bombs. This is not realistic. Black powder, the thing which one needs to make bombs, wasn’t discovered until the 9th century.

Movie: Titanic

Error: In the movie, Jack mentions to Rose that he and his father used to fish in Lake Wissota. The problem is, Lake Wissota was formed in 1917 – the Titanic sank in 1912!


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Movie: Independence Day

Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Randy Quaid — Independence Day was certainly a star-studded alien invasion movie. For many, this 90s blockbuster is THE alien movie. In the movie, the aliens blow up the Empire State Building. But the Empire State Building isn’t on 53rd Street, it’s on 34th Street. Whoops!

Movie: Django Unchained

Error: The title character wore sunglasses in the movie, but they weren’t common at the time, used as a medicinal aid, and were only prescribed by doctors on rare occasions. He did look badass, though!

Movie: Back To The Future

Error: When Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955 he plays a Gibson ES-345 guitar at the high school dance. Some funky time travelling must have been going on. The ES-345 wasn’t produced until 1958.

Movie: Halloween

Error: The film is set in a fictional town in Illinois, but you can clearly see Californian palm trees in the background of many exterior shots.


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Movie: The Hurt Locker

In one scene they are playing on an Xbox 360, but the Xbox 360 did not come out until 2005, and the game being played, Gears of War, wasn't released until 2006. The movie takes place in 2004.

Movie: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Error: While the Nazi book burning scenes were visually dramatic, they didn’t occur in 1938 when the scene is set, but 1933, five years earlier.

Movie: Malcolm X

Error: Poor Malcolm X’s home is under fire, and he yells out for someone to call 911 while he struggles to defend himself. The problem? 911 wasn’t launched until three years after he was assassinated.

Movie: The Patriot

Error: Ageing is an awkward thing to portray when you’ve got a movie that spans several years. The Patriots way round it? No-one ages at all, including the children who inexplicably don’t look a day older.


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Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean

Error: Captain Barbossa was keen on an apple or two, including Granny Smiths which didn’t exist until 1868, about 140 years after the film was set.

Movie: Public Enemies

Error: We could maybe chalk this up to creative license, but in the movie, both Pretty Boy Floyd and Babyface Nelson are killed off by John Dillinger. In truth, he died before either of them.

Movie: Saving Private Ryan

Error: When Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) becomes injured in battle he leans against a Ural M-63 model motorcycle. The model itself didn’t exist until 18 years after the film is set.

Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

Error: In the movie, the crew of the Black Pearl travel to Singapore for a showdown with the East India Trading Company. This would have proved tricky in the 1700’s, as Singapore was yet to be founded.


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Movie: The Sound Of Music

Error: The Von Trapp family decide to escape Austria to get to Switzerland and travel over the Alps. This is geographically impossible – they would have only been able to reach Germany.

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Error: When Dufresne was planning his escape, he covered the escape hole he was digging with a Raquel Welch poster from “One Million Years B.C.” The movie came out one year after Shawshank was set.

Movie: Sherlock Holmes

Error: The chase scene at the end of the film was remarkably short considering it started in the sewers at the Houses of Parliament and ended at Tower Bridge. The two are over two miles apart!

Movie: Top Gun

Error: During flying, Maverick and Goose fly closely in tandem, with one plane upside down. This is totally impossible in real life. The back wings of the planes would collide, causing a fatal crash.

Movie: The Green Mile

Error: We see Coffey executed by electric chair in the movie, but the method of execution was not used in the state of Louisiana where the movie is set until 1940 – five years after the film events.


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Movie: Troy

Error: Paris used a lovely parasol to protect his chariot. Knowledgeable historians would be quick to point out that this type of umbrella wasn’t created for another 800 years.

Movie: North By Northwest

Error: Looks like the kid in the top-right hand corner has had a premonition. He’s got his hands over his ears before the gunshot rings out in the room. Psychic hotline eat your heart out.

Movie: Passion Of The Christ

Error: This movie falls into the age old argument of a white actor playing Jesus. The son of God resided in the Middle East, so couldn’t possibly be white.

Movie: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective

Error: It’s doubtful that the comedy was going for 100% accuracy, but when the dolphin is kidnapped, it manages to speak in dolphin tongue – even when it’s out of the water!

Movie: Forrest Gump

Error: Forrest receives mail from computer company Apple in 1975. This must have been a surprise as Apple’s famous rainbow logo was not designed until the following year, in addition, Apple was not even a publicly traded company until 1981! Oops!

Movie: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Error: Despite being set in New York there are lots of instances in the film which show it was shot in Los Angeles.

Movie: Schindler’s List

Error: It feels wrong to criticise a movie as epic as Schindler’s list, but there is just one little mistake in the film. Plastic stamp pads were used in the film but weren’t invented during war time.

Movie: Spiderman 3

Error: Despite New York City being home to our beloved Spidey when he fights Sandman you can clearly see The Terminal Tower – a Cleveland landmark in the background.


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Movie: Gone With The Wind

Error: The gas lamp this young lady is carrying clearly has an electric cable running from it! Suffice it to say, there wouldn’t have been electricity around then…

Movie: Pulp Fiction

Error: During the tense overdose scene where Uma Thurman needs an adrenaline shot to survive, her chest is marked with a red marker pen. When she revives, the pen mark has disappeared.

Movie: Cast Away

Error: These cardboard FedEx boxes were floating in the ocean near the island. Miraculously, none of the contents of the non-waterproof packaging was damaged!

Movie: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Error: Despite being a period film there is one extra in the background who is dressed in modern clothes during a marketplace scene. Can you spot him?

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

Error: During this scene in which Marvin Nash is being brought to be tortured his hands are cuffed behind his back. A few seconds later they are cuffed in front of him.

Movie: The Avengers

Error: During the final battle at the end of the film, Captain America’s suit becomes ripped near the waist. In the next shot, it has magically repaired itself. Impressive skills, suit!

Movie: Panic Room

Error: A trapped Jodie Foster decides to light a propane canister, dropping to the floor to avoid the rising canister. In reality, propane is heavier than air, and the canister would fall to the floor as well.

Movie: Terminator 2 Judgement Day

Error: You’ll remember that iconic scene when Arnie shoots the T-1000 in the head, and it splits open. What you’ve probably not realised is that the head split open BEFORE Arnie fired the gun.


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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Jack Sparrow had some serious swagger – that much no one can deny. But still, it seems unlikely that even this styling’ swashbuckler would have been wearing Adidas.

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean (Again)

Cowboys and pirates have often been compared. They live by their own rules in unforgiving terrain. To catch a cowboy on Captain Balboa’s pirate ship is pushing it.

Movie: Pulp Fiction

This iconic scene from the cult-classic film, Pulp Fiction is quite possibly one of the coolest moments in cinema history. The only problem: there are bullet holes behind Samuel L. Jackson BEFORE the shooting took place.

Movie: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

In this scene from The Empire Strikes Back, Captain Han Solo is about to be frozen in carbonite. So, it would make sense that he would want to bring a jacket, we’re just not sure where it came from.